Details for Job Reference Number: V/No. 23/2019
|-For appointment to the positions of Chairperson of the Micro and Small Enterprises Tribunal, an applicant must be in possession of the qualifications provided under Section 54(2) of the Micro and Small Enterprises Act as read with Article 166(2) and (5) and Chapter Six of the Constitution, namely:-|
|-a) Hold a law degree from a recognized university, or be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, or possess an equivalent qualification in a common-law jurisdiction.|
|-b) Have at least ten (10) years’ experience as a Superior Court Judge or professionally qualified Magistrate; or|
|- c) Have at least ten (10) years’ experience as a distinguished academic or legal practitioner or such experience in other relevant legal field; or|
|- d) Have held the qualifications specified in paragraphs (b) and (c) for a period amounting, in aggregate, to ten (10) years:
(Note: experience may have been gained in Kenya or in any other country with a Common Law jurisdiction) |
|- e) Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on leadership and integrity.
In addition, the applicants must demonstrate a high degree of professional competence, communication skills, fairness, good temperament, good judgment in both legal and life experiences and commitment to public and community service.|
|Duties and Responsibilities|
|-The Chairperson of the Micro and Small Enterprises Tribunal shall preside over the sitting of the tribunal. The function and jurisdiction of the tribunal are provided for under Section 55 of the Micro and Small Enterprises Act, namely, to determine disputes relating to;|
|- a) commercial disputes involving micro and small enterprises;|
|- b) failure to comply with the terms and condition of allocation of worksites;|
|- c) election and management of associations;|
|- d) failure to comply with the constitution or rules of a micro and small enterprise association or umbrella organisation;|
|- e) unprocedural and illegal allocation, subdivision, subletting of a micro and small enterprise worksite;|
|- f) mismanagement and misappropriation of funds;|
|- g) any other dispute acceptable by the Tribunal|
|-Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications by:-|
|- 1. Filing an Online Application for Employment Form available at the Judiciary jobs portal: jobs.judiciary.go.ke. Applicants should upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application:-
(a) A letter of application,
(b) A detailed and updated curriculum vitae, to include background information such as community service, financial discipline, pro bono activity (if any), involvement as a party in litigation and involvement in political activity including financial contribution to political party|
|-parties (if any) and criminal record, legal|
|-professional engagement for the last five (5) years, three (3) professional referees and two (2) character references who can verify and comment on the applicant’s past and present employment;
(c) Certified copies of testimonials, professional certificates and academic transcripts.
(d) Applicant’s recent coloured passport size photograph.
(e) Five (5) samples of any professional writings, including but not limited to judgments, advocacy submissions in courts, scholarly writings or any publications that the applicant has authored.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit valid copies of clearance certificates from the following bodies during the interview:-
• Kenya Revenue Authority
• Higher Education Loans Board
• Law Society of Kenya
• Directorate of Criminal Investigation
• Advocates Complaints Commission
• Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and
• a recognized Credit Reference Bureau|
|- 2. Applicants are also required to forward one (1) hard copy of the completed Employment Application Form JSC 2 for non –public officers and JSC 2A for Public officers which can be downloaded from www.judiciary.go.ke and attach all the documents cited in the item No. (1 a to e) above. Job Reference number and title should be indicated on the envelope.
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P.O. BOX 40048 – 00100 NAIROBI
Telephone: +254 20-2739180
Commission Secretariat: Podium Floor, Reinsurance Plaza, Taifa Road, Nairobi CBD,
The application must reach the Commission NOT LATER THAN 5TH MARCH, 2019 AT 5.00PM
Applicants MUST take note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the job application and the same will be verified by relevant bodies.
Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
The Judicial Service Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and selects candidates on merit through fair and open competition from the widest range of eligible candidates.
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